Since Andy Murray won Olympic gold for Team GB, many people have made a pilgrimage to his hometown of Dunblane to be photographed standing next to Murray’s golden postbox.
Today’s Big Deal on the recently opened Old Churches House in Dunblane certainly delivers a first class offer.
Snap it up to win game, set and match on an autumnal getaway break to Dunblane, the prettiest cathedral town in Stirlingshire.
Less than a one hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Old Churches House is situated in the heart of Dunblane’s Cathedral Square.
Part of a row of 18th-century cottages, Old Churches House is a cosy hotel with eleven en-suite bedrooms and a welcoming restaurant serving fresh, locally sourced food.
Lots to see and do
As autumn arrives, it is perfect for exploring The Trossachs National Park and historic landmarks such as Stirling Castle.
There are plenty of Munros to be conquered in the surrounding area and it’s ideally place for a round of golf at Gleneagles – the setting for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Locally sourced menu
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s ensuite double or twin rooms. A £20 supplement applies for Friday and Saturday night stays.
All the rooms have picturesque views across the cathedral square with its historic cottages, beautiful medieval cathedral and leafy kirk yard.
A cosy, welcoming hotel, the rooms at Old Churches House feature fluffy, Egyptian cotton towels; hot drinks trays and ensuite facilities.
There is free WiFi throughout the building.
As well as a gorgeous cooked breakfast in the morning, you will enjoy a great dinner in the atmospheric Dining Room.
As part of the offer, each guest has £22.50 to spend on food from the dinner menu at Old Churches House.
A charming spot with pitched wooden ceilings and views across Cathedral Square, the Dining Room serves a lovely selection of traditional Scottish and British dishes.
Wherever possible, the kitchen uses fresh, local and seasonal produce. The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the Cullen skink with crusty bread; black pudding and apple dumplings served with a whisky and mustard sauce or the salt beef and apple salad on a rosemary crostini.
Popular main courses include the prime Perthshire rib-eye steak; the venison bangers and mash plus the beer-battered haddock.
At the time of writing, Old Churches House has been open for just a couple of months. Already, it has been winning fans on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest had to say:
‘We could highly recommend this small (11 bedrooms) hotel. No complaints! In fact, the very opposite. Go there! The staff are first class. Bar and dining servers are smiley, fast, helpful, knowledgeable. Bar prices generous. The hotel is in the centre of the town directly opposite the cathedral and near the shopping area.’